ERIC Number: ED103301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
High School in the Community: Providing Alternatives in Education. Profiles of Promise 39.
Secondary students in the New Haven, Connecticut schools are offered a community high school program as an alternative to traditional education. The program is committed to three basic goals: (1) building student skills; (2) increasing student motivation to learn; and (3) encouraging students to become responsible, independent members of society. An individualized instructional approach is emphasized with a pupil/teacher ratio of less than ten to one. Community volunteers teach the more than 160 course offerings per year such as "Messing Around with Plants,""Can I See your Drivers License?" and "Coming of Age in America." Credit can also be earned through student volunteer work in community projects such as a community health clinic. Courses are offered on the basis of student interest and teacher availability. Some 40-45 percent of the course offerings are held in various locations throughout the city. Student performance is evaluated with personal narrative reports from teachers, rather than the traditional letter or number grades. An independent evaluation team continually evaluates the program and indicates success in the program. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Educationally Disadvantaged, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Nontraditional Education, Relevance (Education), School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Student Motivation
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($9.00 for 30 issues)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.